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New road to improve connectivity in major estate

An application to reconfigure two lots and construct a new road connection in one of the city’s major industrial estates has been approved.

Goodman Property Services, which is developing Redbank Motorway Estate, said the changes would improve safety and traffic movement in the estate.

The approval grants permission for changes to 43 and 70 Weedman Street to create a new road link between Weedman Street through to Robert Smith Street.

“Currently, the subject site prevents a straight ‘through’ road from Weedman Street to Robert Smith Street as the northernmost 200m length of the Weedman Street road reserve deviates 250m to the west around rail infrastructure,” the application noted.

The new section of road will provide a more direct connection to Robert Smith Street.

The newly created intersection of Weedman Street, Montgomery Street and Robert Smith Street will be upgraded to a roundabout.

“The new road will allow B-Double and A-Double vehicles to travel safely along Weedman Street with more direct access to the earlier stages of the estate to the north,” the application noted.

Redbank Motorway Estate is a major employment hub for the city with logistics giants DB Schenker, TNT and Northline all operating from the estate.

It is also where Australia Post is building the largest parcel facility and delivery centre in the southern hemisphere.

Defence contractor Rheinmetall is currently building a Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence in the estate to build a new generation of combat vehicles for the Australian Army.

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